Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

October 13, 2013

Editorial: TCAPS' revamped issues deserve 'yes' from voters

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This is the kind of leadership — and political courage — taxpayers expect from the people who lead their public institutions. The board didn’t shrink from last year’s defeat but embraced it as a challenge to do better. While they knew there was still broad and deep support for the district — as there always has been — they realized that they had perhaps asked for too much too soon after the Great Recession. And made needed changes.

The district has made its case, and it stands up to scrutiny. Voters now have clear choices and know what’s needed and why. The proposals will help protect the millions taxpayers have made in infrastructure investments over the past 50 years, will address safety and technology issues and will allow the district to invest in critical technology needed for students to compete in a global economy.

These proposals - and the district — deserve a “yes” vote Nov. 5.

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